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Soviet 160mm mortar effectiveness - 9/5/2018 10:49:00 AM   
ciril


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Is it me or are these things prime tank killers in the game? A 3x barrage on a platoon of tanks in the woods will knock out at least one tanks, usually two. So two such barrages will eliminate a platoon.

The question is, can a mortar (granted, a battery of six in Fulda 85 scenario) knock out main battle tanks so easily in reality?

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RE: Soviet 160mm mortar effectiveness - 9/5/2018 11:22:23 AM   
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ciril, 160mm is a good sized round. 155mm arty can disable a tank with a near hit, let alone a direct one. My guess is, depending on the targeted tank, they are fall outs and not kills. Loss of tracks, damaged gun tubes, lost/damaged sighting equipment, etc., leading to a combat ineffective subunit. Do you have a save game we could look at where a barrage is falling on tanks?

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RE: Soviet 160mm mortar effectiveness - 9/8/2018 10:01:43 AM   
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Thanks for replying. How often do these direct or near-direct hits happen, especially since the mortar is hardly the most accurate weapon there is?

I'll send you a .save file in PM.

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RE: Soviet 160mm mortar effectiveness - 9/8/2018 12:50:07 PM   
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I got the PM and will try to look things over this weekend.

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RE: Soviet 160mm mortar effectiveness - 9/10/2018 12:03:02 PM   
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Direct hits are not required to damage vehicles. Large calibers produce a lot of heavy fragments whic hremain damaging to armor from 10+ meters away. You just need a lot of dice rolls and one of them will fail.

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RE: Soviet 160mm mortar effectiveness - 9/10/2018 6:47:00 PM   
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I am still waiting on a scenario file to check what happened in this particular case, but my guess is fall outs from near hits.


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